This gripping biography has inspired generations of seekers since it was first published in 1942. It tells the astonishing true story of Egar Cayce (1877-1945). Known as the 'Sleeping Prophet', Cayce found that, while in a trance state, he had access to almost infinite wisdom. At first, he used this to prescribe amazingly effective medical cures for people who were sick, but later, people started to ask him questions about metaphysics, the future and the past. The result was a huge volume of readings about past lives and the ancient mysteries, and many remarkable propheies and insights into the soul and the medical cures he prescribed while in trance.